The match between the Red Devils and the Magpies at St James’ Park was expected to be a tame encounter, given the lack of goals and lack of form that the two teams have shown so far this season. But it turned out to be a 6-goal roller coaster ride that left the fans of both teams entertained to the core.
Manchester United had taken a 2-0 lead, before Newcastle scored a goal in the dying minutes of the first half and then equalized in the 67th minute through an Aleksander Mitrovic penalty. The Red Devils thought they had it in the bag after taking the lead again through Wayne Rooney, but a 90th minute scorcher by Paul Dummett ensured that both teams went home with a point from a highly entertaining game of football.
Twitter reacted in shock and admiration. Check out the best tweets below.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) January 12, 2016
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 12, 2016
How the hell has THIS Newcastle United against THIS Manchester United turned out to be one of the most entertaining games of the season?
— Ian King (@twoht) January 12, 2016
Captain Wayne Rooney was in sublime form for Manchester United, playing a part in all of their goals and showing everyone a glimpse of what he’s capable of when in form…
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 12, 2016
But in the end, the fact remains that the Red Devils did drop points against a relegation struggling side and the fans were very aware of this, despite seeing the attacking flair they so craved for…
— Adriaan (@AdriaanSlabbert) January 12, 2016